Matt Doherty

Stories From Main Street: Belmar Mayor's Young Daughter Spurred Initiative To Bring Home Sandy-Displaced FamiliesA push to bring the last two Belmar families displaced by Superstorm Sandy home by this summer was hatched in a fifth-grade classroom.
Belmar Beaches, Boardwalk To Go Smoke-Free As Of Memorial DayA year-round smoking ban in the Jersey Shore town will take effect on Memorial Day weekend. Electronic cigarettes are not part of the ban.
Sandy Fails To Keep Tourists Away From New JerseyThe Garden State raked in more tourism dollars in 2013 than it did in 2009 and 2011, and it was only slightly behind the nearly $40 million record set in 2012.
New Belmar Boardwalk Nearly Complete As Summer ApproachesThe 1.3-mile boardwalk was completely destroyed in the storm. Now, the boards are down and just the finishing touches remain.
Beach Badge Sales Have Belmar Mayor OptimisticIt's still two months until the summer season begins, but something in the Jersey Shore borough of Belmar, which was devastated by Sandy, has the mayor feeling the tide is turning.
In Wake Of Sandy, Belmar Holding St. Patrick's Day Parade SundayMany are hoping the St. Patrick's Day parade in Belmar will restore some hope and joy to the New Jersey community still suffering months after superstorm Sandy.
Belmar Mayor Heads South To Seek Lessons Learned After KatrinaThe road to recovery from Sandy for the Jersey Shore borough of Belmar is going through the gulf coast, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Belmar Mayor Opposes Free Beach Access In Exchange For Sandy HelpA bill in the New Jersey State Senate would require any town on the Jersey Shore make its beach access free of charge if the town accepts federal or state aid to rebuild beaches after Sandy.
Belmar Seeks Donations To Rebuild Boardwalk Destroyed By allows residents and visitors to donate funds towards the purchase of boards that will be used to reconstruct the 1.3-mile boardwalk.
Christie Seeks Full Reimbursement From Feds For Sandy; Belmar Considers SeawallIt's like an Atlantic City roll of the dice, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking FEMA for 100 % reimbursement for debris removal and emergency protective measures following superstorm Sandy.
First Of Several Hearings Held On Jersey Shore Rebuilding, Recovery NeedsAt a hearing before the state Senate Budget Committee Monday, local emergency management officials and mayors testified about their storm recovery needs to ensure they are up and running for high season.
Post-Sandy Recovery Needs Focus Of Hearing In NJThe state Senate Budget Committee invited mayors and emergency management officials to testify Monday in Toms River about their storm-recovery needs. The hearing is the first of several that will focus on helping residents recover.